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foreign affairs. president obama gets ready to address the u.n. general assembly on iran and syria while his handling of the turmoil of the middle east is being questioned by mitt romney. fatal fire. at least one person has been killed by a wind-stoked wildfire burning east of san diego. and monday night madness. the green bay packers come up on the short end of another controversial call by the nfl's replacement refs. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. president obama takes a brief break from the campaign trail today to address the united nations general assembly. but with just six weeks until the election and his foreign policy under attack from the romney campaign, that address will target american voters as well as world leaders. last night here in new york,
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secretary of state hillary clinton met with egypt's new islamist president mohamed morsi. two weeks ago, demonstrators overran the u.s. embassy in cairo. morsi assured clinton embassy protection was egypt's duty. susan mcginnis has more now from the united nations. >> reporter: in a speech to the u.n. general assembly this morning, president obama is prepared to tell the world the u.s. will do what it must to make sure iran never obtains a nuclear weapon. >> every option available, and that includes the military option, remains on the table. >> reporter: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad denies the accusations his country is trying to develop a nuclear weapon. >> translator: let's even imagine we have an atomic weapon. what intelligent person would fight 5,000 american bombs with one bomb? >> reporter: the president is also expected to address unrest in syria, libya, and other countries, but it was a comment he made on "60 minutes" that's grabbed the most attention in the presidential campaign.
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>> have recent events in the middle east given you any pause about your support for the governments that have come to power following the arab spring? >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> reporter: mitt romney jumped on that comment and said that 20,000 deaths in syria, the american ambassador in libya being killed and the election of a muslim brotherhood member to be the egyptian president are not what he would call bumps in the road. >> we're seeing ourselves at the mercy of events rather than shaping events and we need an administration that is up to shaping events in the middle east and not seeing them as bumps in the road. >> reporter: the white house called romney's attacks desperate and offensive. >> susan mcginnis reporting for us this morning. overseas, the taliban released a video it claims shows taliban fighters preparing for an attack. two american marines died in the fight to repel the attackers. bob orr has our report. >> reporter: the seven-minute
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video released by the taliban purports to show the final stages of planning for the brazen attack. insurgents wearing what appear to be u.s. military uniforms are shown cutting through a chain link fence, a tactic used in the assault. another scene shows enemy fighters in an operational planning session. one of the commanders uses a whiteboard and crude sketches to describe the location of aircraft and fortification on the british run air base. in great detail, the leader describes how the attackers will split into three teams, each with specific target assignments. and the tape contains messages, last wills of some of the fighters who clearly didn't expect to survive the assault. this man, speaking in english, accuses the united states of attacking islam. >> you came to afghanistan to commit cruelty on muslims. in the name of terrorism. it is not terrorism. we are not terrorists.
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>> reporter: the september 14th nighttime raid was the most destructive enemy attack in the decade-long afghanistan war. 15 insurgents armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades destroyed six harrier jets and attacked fueling stations. these pictures taken by the taliban after the attack show fires continuing to burn. all but one of the enemy fighters were killed. but so were two u.s. marines. sergeant bradley atwell and christopher raible died in the assault. the video was e-mailed to a taliban spokesman. it's impossible to tell when or where it was made or if the men in the video took part in the attack. bob orr, cbs news, washington. a fast-moving wildfire in southern california has killed at least one person. the body of an elderly man was found in one of 20 homes destroyed by the wind blown fire. authorities say he didn't evacuate when ordered to. the fire east of san diego has
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burned close to 2,500 acres near the mexican border. edward lawrence reports from the fire line. >> reporter: the flames that ripped through this southern california community caught most of the residents off guard. russ adams armed with a shovel managed to beat down the fire as it crept up on his home. >> the wind just shifted and it came through. it was like a freight train. i've never been so scared in my life. >> reporter: he survived the shockey fire that's burning 65 miles east of san diego and just ten miles from the mexican border, fueled by temperatures in the high 80s and wind gusts of 20 miles per hour, it destroyed at least 20 homes and killed at least one man. >> we call it more of a wind-driven fire where it's harder for the firefighters to catch up to the fire. >> reporter: firefighters have ordered the evacuation of more than 150 people. >> i had exactly 20 minutes to get my horses and get my belongings, birth certificates, whatever. get it and get out of there. >> reporter: the fire started
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near this home. it was among the first to burn because fire crews couldn't get to this yurural area fast enoug. >> it moved so fast, it was devastating. it was really devastating, especially when you're a local up here. and when you watch your friends' homes go, it's really devastating. >> reporter: the cause of the fire is under investigation. edward lawrence for cbs news. a wildfire in eastern spain has forced 2,000 people to evacuation. this has been spain's worst fire season. the fire in the area of valencia affected six small towns, hundreds of firefighters are on the scene. the cause of that fire is still unknown. here in new york, so called plan b emergency contraception and other birth control medications are being made available to high school students. the program is thought to be the first in the nation to make hormonal contraceptives available to students. mayor michael bloomberg said the plan is to stop unplanned teen pregnancies. >> history shows it's very difficult to raise a child and give the child the care that it
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needs when the parent just is very young and hasn't had the experience of adulthood. >> the birth control drugs are being dispensed by school nurses. parents were given the choice of having their children not participate. coming up, getting out of a jam. a truck driver is rescued from a very tight spot after an accident leaves his cab dangling off the side of a bridge. this is the "morning news." bridge. this is the "morning news." ♪that special something that will carry you through...♪ ♪that little reward for all the things you do.♪ luscious, creamy filling - combined with our slow melting chocolate - the one and only ghirardelli squares chocolate. for all the things you do. ghirardelli. moments of timeless pleasure. try our caramel, now with sea salt.
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ashley morrison here in new york with more of that. good morning. >> good morning to you. news on germany's business confidence slowed down the markets. tokyo's nikkei gained a quarter percent while the hang seng was unchanged. wall street stocks declined on growing concerns about a stalling global economy. the dow lost 20 points on monday. the nasdaq was down 19 points, dragged down by apple. investors are concerned that the company cannot meet the demand for its new iphone. sales of the new iphone 5 were solid. apple says it sold more than five million since their debut on friday. but that fell short of analysts' expectations. apple shares lost more than 1% on monday, closing at $690.70 per share. shares hit an all-time high of $705 on friday. workers at a plant in china where apple's iphones are assembled went back to work this morning. the factory was closed for one day after 2,000 employees rioted over working conditions. 40 people were injured.
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apple has come under intense criticism following reports of poor working conditions at the factory. facebook stock took yet another hit. shares fell about 9% monday to close at $20.83 per share. the selloff was triggered by a report which said facebook stock is still too expensive. the report said the stock is worth $15. facebook sold for $38 per share when the company went public back in may. discover, the nation's sixth largest credit card issuer, has been ordered to refund $200 million to its customers. federal regulators say the company pressured customers to buy expensive and misleading add-on service without their consent. discover must also pay a $14 million fine. toys 'r' us is hiring 45,000 temporary workers for the holiday season, an increase of 13% from last year. many of the temps will work on
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expanded online service. in addition, the chain plans to open as many as 200 temporary stores. already getting ready for the christmas holiday season. >> i can't wait! >> i got to give you my list. things you need to get me. >> i ain't santa, all right? ashley morrison here in new york. coming up, your tuesday morning weather. and in sports, more drama on the gridiron. the replacement officials make a game-changing call on the last play of "monday night football." night football." maybe you can be there;
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. mostly sunny in new york, 74 degrees. chance of thunderstorms in miami. mostly sunny in dallas, with a breeze, 93. partly cloudy in los angeles, 80 degrees. let's check your national forecast. most of the east coast will be sunny as will much of the south. scattered showers and thunderstorms will extend from kansas to ohio and kentucky, some of which will be strong. scattered thunderstorms are likely across the rockies and the central high plains. heavier downpours are possible in colorado. expect morning clouds and patchy fog along the west coast. in sports this morning, if you thought the nfl's replacement officials were under scrutiny after sunday's games, oh, wait until you see what happened at the end of last night's game between the packers and the seahawks. seattle down five. russell wilson heaves the ball to the end zone. no time on the clock. it's grabbed by a seattle receiver and a green bay defender.
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the official on the right signals touchdown. the one on the left says interception. it will go to the booth for review. >> after further review, the call on the field stands, touchdown. game is over. >> so the nfl rule book states if both players gain control of the ball at the same time, the catch goes to the offensive team. but it appears green bay's jennings has control first. seattle comes away with a controversial win 14-12. >> just look at the replay. and then the fact that it was reviewed. it's awful. >> it was a simultaneous catch. that's how they called it. the tag goes to the runner. good call. >> not everybody thought it was a good call. check out some of the reactions from twitter. packers receiver greg jennings says come on, man, can't even be upset anymore. laugh at the nfl for allowing america's game to come to this.
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and green bay's t.j. lang cursed the nfl and wrote fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs. wisconsin's state senator joined in the action on twitter as well. he tweeted nfl commissioner roger goodell's office phone number to his followers. that's not good. he said if the league doesn't end its lockout of the officials, the rest of the season will be a joke. in lighter news to, baseball now and the red hot race for the wild card. in texas, adrian beltre ties the game in the seventh inning with a two-run homer. beltre comes up against in the ninth, knocks in the game-winning run with a single. the a's are now just two games up on the angels for the last wild card in the a.l. in houston, cardinals center fielder jon jay going to rob jason castro of an extra-base hit when he makes a juggling bare handed catch. look at that. it's in the fourth inning. the cards win 6-1 and stay three
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and a half games up on the dodgers and brewers for the n.l.'s second wild card spot. when we come back, a medical mystery. health officials are monitoring a new sars-like virus in the middle east that's left one person dead. e virus in the middle east that's left one person dead. [ telephone rings ] how's the camping trip? well, the kids had fun, but i think i slept on a rock. ♪ the best part of wakin' up what are you doing? having coffee. ohh. ♪ is folgers in your cup i don't have time for the flu. that's why i'm knocking things off my to-do list. vitamin d, done! hand sanitizer, done! hey, eric! i'm here for my flu shot. sorry, didn't make an appointment. well, you don't need one.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. mostly sunny in atlanta, 80. chance of thunderstorms in st. louis, 80 degrees. thunderstorms in denver, 71. partly sunny in seattle, 66 degrees. a group of former u.s. military leaders wants the federal government to revamp nutritional guidelines for foods sold in schools, especially those sold from vending machines. the group estimates school children consume 400 billion excess calories a year. they say junk food is fueling the nation's obesity epidemic in children, which ultimately will make it difficult to find fit recruits. the world health organization is closely watching a new
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respiratory virus related to the potentially deadly sars virus. the latest case killed one person in saudi arabia. another, a qatari citizen is in critical con in london. both cases have raised concerns ahead of next month's annual pilgrimage which draws millions to saudi arabia. scientists may be one step closer toward finding a cure, or at least an effective treatment, for breast cancer. new research suggests the answer may lie in the genetics of the disease. dr. jon lapook reports. >> reporter: it's been a mystery of breast cancer treatment. why do many women with the same disease have such different outcomes? a comprehensive genetic analysis of breast cancer has provided a key clue. >> this study again really confirmed that breast cancer is not one disease, but it's at least four different diseases. and what we've found here are now some of the genetic causes of these four different diseases, and that's really important. >> reporter: it's important
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because knowing specific genetic changes that allow a tumor to grow gives researchers specific targets for treatment. and a drug that works for one type of breast cancer may not work for another. >> now we're getting at the root causes of these different diseases, which should really individualize medicines. >> reporter: one surprising result from the study, a rare but deadly form of the disease called triple negative breast cancer has a genetic makeup similar to ovarian cancer. >> some of the treatments that we might be trying for this type of breast cancer could be used for ovarian and vice versa. >> reporter: that could be good news for women like gayle garfield schwartz, who was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer seven years ago. >> if drugs can be targeted to known really, really aggressive, really, really dangerous cancers, then it will be a great outcome. >> can you plot them on here? >> this study has provided a framework for the next generation of clinical trials and hopefully for a cure.
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>> reporter: this is the fifth major tumor to be genetically mapped along with cancer of the brain, ovary, colon and lung. the goal is to get the molecular blueprints of all the major cancer types. we'll know the official cause of death of a baby panda within two weeks. the 6-day-old panda died sunday. officials have not ruled out breeding the panda's mother again. so called zombie bees have invaded washington state. zombie bees have a parasite transmitted by a fly that makes them fly at nigh and behave erratically, lurching around until they die. oh, great. it's the latest threat to bees that are needed to pollinate crops. what do you say? i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." rrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news."
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a case involving f a case involving a former member of the irish republican army is being fought right here in the united states. at issue, a recording she made for a project at boston college. investigators want the tapes release for a murder investigation. >> as they always say, the victors write the history. >> reporter: this is the history delores price is talking about. when catholics and protestants were at war in northern ireland. and when delores price and her sister marian were i.r.a. fighters trying to force the british out. she carried the i.r.a. bombing campaign to the heart of london. she's told her story along with other former i.r.a. and british loyalist fighters to researchers from boston college on the promise that the interview tapes would be held in the bc archives
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until the interviewees had died. northern ireland's police, though, want the tapes now, and an american court has ruled they can have them. but the supreme court may yet decide. the bomb that delores price said here killed a man and injured hundreds. she did time for it. but the reason the police want to get their hands on her recorded boston college testimony was for her admitted involvement in another crime, the kidnap and murder of a mother of ten, one of the so called disappeared. jean was accused by the i.r.a. of being an informer. she was driven across the border to the irish republic and shot. the i.r.a. later revealed where some of the bodies were buried. >> so you drove her. >> i drove her. >> reporter: did you understand at that point the likely consequences of your delivering her would be? >> i was aware that that would possibly -- that that would be
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her end, yeah. >> reporter: this many years later, does it bother you? >> no. no. not at all. >> reporter: like her artwork, delores price sees the world in broad strokes. if she's prepared to admit her role in the fight, she thinks others should, too. people like jerry adams, now a member of the irish parliament and a major figure in the current peace deal. he's always denied ever being in the i.r.a., but delores price says he gave her her orders. >> he sent me to london. who sent know london to blow it up? >> reporter: who? >> jerry adams. >> reporter: jerry adams, now peacemaker, is sticking to his story. delores price, unrepentant fighter and at some risk to herself is sticking to hers. mark phillips, cbs news, london. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," charlie rose sits down with
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mohamed morsi, who attended the u.n. general assembly. also more from our interview with mahmoud ahmadinejad. and a talk with bill clinton about his wife's future in politics. that and more a little later on "cbs this morning." for now, that will do it for the morning news this tuesday. i'm terrell brown. take care, everybody. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- ,,,,
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